(1) An applicant for a license to practice respiratory care shall submit to the Oregon Health Licensing Agency written evidence that the applicant:
(a) Is at least 18 years of age;
(b) Has completed an approved four-year high school course of study or the equivalent as determined by the appropriate educational agency; and
(c) Has completed a respiratory care education program approved by the American Medical Association in collaboration with the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education or their successors or equivalent organizations, as approved by the Respiratory Therapist Licensing Board.
(2) The applicant shall be required to pass an examination, whereupon the agency may issue to the applicant a license to practice respiratory care.
(3) The agency may choose to issue a license to practice respiratory care by endorsement to:
(a) An applicant who is currently licensed to practice respiratory care under the laws of another state, territory or country if the qualifications of the applicant are considered by the agency to be equivalent to those required in this state; or
(b) An applicant holding a credential conferred by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), or both, providing the credential has not been suspended or revoked. [1997 c.792 §6; 2001 c.40 §1; 2003 c.547 §32; 2005 c.21 §9; 2005 c.648 §43]Section: Previous 688.724 688.728 688.730 688.734 688.800 688.805 688.810 688.815 688.817 688.818 688.820 688.825 688.830 688.834 688.835 Next
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